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New jail term for BNP leader’s son

Steve Johnson | Wednesday, 27 June 2007

A PROLIFIC criminal and son of the leader of the BNP in Sandwell is back behind bars after a high-speed car chase.Ricky Lloyd, 20-year-old son of Tipton councillor Jim Lloyd, took his mother's car just 18 days after being released on licence after previously being given three years' detention for more...


Equality fight on BNP councillor

| Monday, 18 June 2007

The British National Party (BNP) in the South West is launching a legal challenge after a member resigned from a Devon parish council.BNP member Peter Pirnie was co-opted onto Kingswear Parish Council earlier this month.But he resigned after a row erupted over whether he had misled councillors about his political more...


BNP brothers in school web row

Lucy West | Sunday, 17 June 2007

Two BNP-supporting brothers have fallen foul of education chiefs after accessing right-wing websites while teaching in schools.Adam Walker, 38, quit his job as a technology teacher after being suspended and told he faced disciplinary action.He used a computer at Houghton Kepier, a foundation school in Houghton-le- Spring, Tyne and Wear, more...


Hate-mail Brian’s new shop

Rehana Zeria | Saturday, 16 June 2007

A CHAMPION pie-making butchers in Halifax has been sold and it's been bought by a former BNP candidate who sent hate mail to Calderdale's first Asian councillor.Brian Wainwright who admitted sending offensive and threatening posters to Coun Mohammed Najib, to a Halifax mosque and to an anti-fascism campaigner more...


‘I quit’ says BNP council row man

| Saturday, 16 June 2007

British National Party member Peter Pirnie has quit his Kingswear council seat just three days after the controversial decision to co-opt him on to his village parish council.The 49-year-old bus driver became a councillor on Tuesday and announced his resignation yesterday afternoon amid a wave of criticism over the parish more...


BNP councillor is facing a backlash

Tristan Cork | Monday, 11 June 2007

Hundreds of protesters are tonight expected to ratchet up pressure on the West's first and only BNP local councillor.Taxi driver Michael Simpkins won his seat on Corsham town council in Wiltshire last month when no one stood against him.But after the unopposed election the picturesque town has become a cauldron more...


Town vents its fury at BNP councillor

Laura Williams | Monday, 11 June 2007

Hundreds of protesters lined the streets of Corsham tonight to vent their anger at recently elected BNP councillor Michael Simpkins as he arrived for a town council meeting.Men, women and children travelled from across the south west to take part in the anti-fascist rally outside Corsham Town Hall.Residents were outraged more...


York man’s BNP leaflets anger

Richard Harris | Monday, 11 June 2007

AN OUTRAGED resident has hit out after receiving leaflets from the British National Party attacking the Archbishop of York.Peter Golding, 38, of Sovereign Park, Acomb, York, says he has received various leaflets from the British National Party (BNP) despite asking them not to post their "bigotry" through his door.The latest more...


Growing support for anti-BNP protest

| Friday, 8 June 2007

Corsham people have come out in force to show their support for an anti-BNP protest in the town on Monday, the Wiltshire Times has reported.Kyle Thornhill, 21, who is working with residents, councillors and traders in Corsham to organise the demonstration, says he has received threats because of his involvement.Since more...


BNP Muslim alliance against Kashmiris

Sonia Gable | Thursday, 7 June 2007

Brian Parker, the BNP's sole councillor in Pendle, risked the disapproval of the Muslim-hating BNP leadership when he joined forces with the Labour councillor Mohammad Iqbal to oppose planning permission for a Kashmiri group's headquarters in Pendle. The Pendle Kashmiri Welfare Association campaigns for self-government in Kashmir, a troubled region more...


Barnbrook for mayor

Sonia Gable | Thursday, 7 June 2007

Richard Barnbrook has launched his campaign for next year's London mayoral election. Barnbrook, the BNP's group leader on Barking and Dagenham council, was formally adopted as the BNP candidate on 9 May and was pictured on the party website in his trademark brown suit and petulant expression. He had brushed more...


Gang rape dad in BBQ fight

Adam Derbyshire | Wednesday, 6 June 2007

A DAD who brutally attacked his next-door neighbours after they asked his teenage son to leave a barbecue is today exposed as a convicted gang rapist.Robert Bennett and his son David set upon Sarah and Gary Simister after a row over racist language.Bennett, 64, a former BNP activist, was convicted more...


Architects to be asked to reveal party affiliation

Matthew Taylor and Tania Branigan | Monday, 4 June 2007

Architects on the profession's ruling council are being asked to reveal whether they are members of a political party following last year's discovery that a presidential candidate was active in the far right British National party.The move has raised concerns among some of the country's leading architects, who yesterday accused more...


Nazis told: go back to where you came from

Sinead Johnson | Sunday, 3 June 2007

Ulster's only elected Chinese politician has slammed the extremist BNP's latest attempt at a recruitment drive in the province.The right-wing party has published a new leaflet - entitled 'What now for Northern Ireland?' - claiming we are on our way to a "multi-cultural hellhole" and that our towns have become more...